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Jamieson Surname Meaning

Scottish: variant of Jamison . It probably originated in the pronunciation of James as Jamis but the Scottish preference for this form of Jamison will have been reinforced by association with Jamie the Scots pet form of James .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Jameson, Jamison, Jamerson, Amberson, Jemison, Jimmerson, Bateson

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Where is the Jamieson family from?

You can see how Jamieson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jamieson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jamieson families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1891 there were 323 Jamieson families living in Lancashire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Jamieson's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Jamieson families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jamieson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jamieson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Jamieson. 12% of Jamieson men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Jamieson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jamieson were General Labourer Heavy Worker and Domestic Servant. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    12%
  • Wood Machinist
    3%
  • Motor Driver
    3%
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 51,000 immigration records available for the last name Jamieson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Jamieson. For the veterans among your Jamieson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jamieson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Jamieson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1952. The average life expectancy for Jamieson in 1945 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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